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By Robin Sloan

From Robin Sloan, writer of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore, the tale of Mr. Penumbra’s first journey to San Francisco—and of ways he bought entangled with the city’s most original always-open enterprise…

It is August 1969. The summer season of affection is a fading reminiscence. The streets of San Francisco pulse to the sounds of Led Zeppelin and Marvin Gaye. And of jackhammers: A futuristic pyramid of a skyscraper is emerging a couple of blocks from urban lighting bookstall and an unparalleled subway tunnel is being outfitted below the bay. in the meantime, south of town, orchards are quick giving option to a brand-new equipped on silicon.
But younger Ajax Penumbra has no longer arrived in San Francisco searching for loose love or a glimpse of the technological destiny. he's looking a book—the unmarried surviving reproduction of the Techne Tycheon, a mysterious quantity that has introduced and misplaced nice fortune for someone who has owned it. The final list of the booklet locates it within the San Francisco of greater than a century past, and on that scant little bit of proof, Penumbra’s collage has dispatched him west to procure it for his or her library. After a couple of weeks of rigorous looking, Penumbra feels no in the direction of his aim than whilst he begun. yet past due one evening, after one other day of dispiriting lifeless ends, he stumbles throughout a 24-hour bookshop, and the chances ahead of him extend exponentially.

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Dug met them inside. "Sit down," he said. " Edsel sat on the living room couch. Pia did not join him; she chose an individual chair across the room, crossing her legs. That left Edsel with mixed feelings. He would have preferred to have her sit beside him, but he had always been wowed by her legs, especially from this angle. She well knew her power over him, but didn't look at him. Dug took another chair, facing Edsel rather than Pia. Dug had once been Pia's boyfriend, but he had treated her like a sister ever since Kim came into his life.

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